BROOKE & WILHELM GENN | THE NOMADIC NEWLYWEDS
It’s been a whirlwind week since receiving a 2am text from my mother that read, “Let’s trek el Camino de Santiago – it’s about a month long hike in Spain. Me, you and Chase. Look into it.”
I’ve learned so much, packed and unpacked so much, worried and celebrated so much since responding, “I’m in.”
We haven’t trained. Two of the three of us had never heard of this beautiful pilgrimage before this week. We are completely winging it. I (for example) begrudgingly run 3 miles per day… And will now have to cover 20 miles in a single day, with a heavy pack (full of camera gear, I just couldn’t leave it behind), in the sweltering Spanish summer.
We’re going to share the good, the bad and the sure-to-be-ugly of our 500 mile journey right here. We’ll let you know what we packed, and how well (or not) that worked out for us. We’ll tell you about our individual reasons for feeling compelled to go all in on the Camino. We’ll tell you about the amazing people, from all over the globe, that we are hoping to meet. We’ll fill you in on all the wild history the Way of Saint James holds!
We’re at three individual airports in the U.S. right now, preparing to board the airliners that will carry us high above the clouds, to meet up at a place we’ve never been, but that we already feel is a part of our souls.
I’ll have plenty of time whilst trekking to send out good vibes and prayers for anyone who would like – Give me a name/situation etc and I will carry you or your request every mile with me. Whether you’re a religious person or not, I believe it could be very healing to know someone else is wishing you well and sending you love as they journey. I’d love to include you on my list, comment below or shoot me an email to [email protected]!
Lots of love, and happy trails to you – wherever your journey is taking you today,